Ensure Your Technical Documents are Complete, Organized, Clear and Concise
Techniques For Technical Writing
Technical reports, executive summaries, e-learning modules, white papers, and more …
Technical writing needs to be clear, concise, and — most of all — “reader-centered” to be understood and make the necessary impact. Good technical writing takes the intended audience into consideration, clarifies confusing jargon, and presents only the necessary information – written in a way readers will understand. It might sound impossible, but this particular “technical ability” is a learned skill, like any other.
BRODY’s Techniques for Technical Writing teaches writers of technical documents how to distill the reams of information into understandable form — for technical or non-technical readers. This customized, practical workshop uses your organization’s own materials as significant content for the course.
Participants who complete this program will be better able to…
• Understand six responsibilities of a business/ technical writer
• Connect data with a business story
• Tailor a message based on stakeholder priorities
• Use a map to plan an effective message
• Use headings, bullet points & parallel sentence structure to assist busy readers
• Improve the clarity and readability of their writing on an ongoing basis
• Use the technique of “light-layered-and-linked” to serve the varying needs of readers of technical information
• Follow guidelines to create clear charts and graphs
Technical experts and individual contributors — professionals at any level — who write technical information for use by others, inside or outside of organizations
Writing samples sent to BRODY trainer before program, to review and incorporate into classroom exercises (can remain anonymous).
• Apply the S.C.O.R.E. Method™ to write with less stress and more success
• Learn a powerful way to organize material — message mapping example
• Use technique of “light, layered and linked” to communicate complex technical info.
• Participate in exercises to structure and improve short sections of reports.
• Participate in a small group session to build a report for participants’ target audience
• Review guidelines for effective charts and graphs
We recommend optional one-on-one follow-up, which provides participants with individual attention. This coaching occurs four to eight weeks after the regular program, either in person or via e-mail. Follow-up coaching consists of one hour of intensive review of samples of participating individuals.
Customized workbook and Write it Right: Business Writing for Results “mini” book by Marjorie Brody